How to Get the Best Parking Space in the Metro


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Parking and driving around during the holidays can be such a pain and a hassle for most people. Whether you are used to driving around the city or you have just arrived and are planning to go around the city, it can be so stressful to find parking slots amongst the sea of cars.

Today, we will tell you a few things that you can do to make sure that you will get the best parking space in the city. Whether you want to drive a car for rent in Manila or bring your own vehicle, you have to take these things into account.

Leave Early

Rush hour in Manila can stress even the most zen people. The city is just too crowded that it is challenging to find parking slots. It doesn’t matter if you are a tourist or someone working in the city.

If you want to find a good parking space, then make sure to leave your hotel or your home early. This way, you can choose a good parking spot, which is especially important if you are going to park there for the whole day.

Use the Internet

You can try using the Internet when finding suitable parking spaces. Try making use of Google Maps to see if there are great parking spaces available around you. Try downloading a useful parking app on your phone, such as Dibz Parking. You can also try asking the locals around to see if there are good parking spaces in the area.

Ask the Guards for Assistance

Again, you can go ahead and ask the guards around for assistance with your parking. They will gladly help you and might even point you in the right direction, as they are very familiar with the parking spaces in the area. You never know, there might be a hidden parking space that only the guards and the locals are familiar with!

Leave a Note

If you cannot find a parking space and you only need to park for a short amount of time, then always consider leaving a note for the car that you are blocking. Make sure to include your name and phone number in the note and leave it on their windshield wiper.

This way, they can quickly contact you without it being too much of a hassle for both of you. This is common courtesy, too, so always have a pen and paper ready just in case.

Don’t Go Out During Office Hours

Office hours during the weekdays can be such a hectic time in Manila. When going out, always consider doing so during the noontime or in the afternoon. Mornings, late afternoons, and evenings are usually super chaotic, and you will have a difficult time finding a parking slot if you go out during these hours.

Overall, you must always remember not to cause any trouble when parking in the city. There are already too many stressors in a crowded city, and adding to it will make matters worse.

Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell is a husband, father, martial artist, budget-master, Disney-addict, musician, and recovering foodie having spent over 2 decades as a leader for Whole Foods Market. Click to learn more about me

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